Private Duty nursing is provided in your home by either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. The level of skilled nursing depends upon the needs of the child, in accordance with the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act. Nursing care is maintained in shifts of either 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 hours per day. These parameters are determined by your insurance provider in collaboration with your physician.
Our Patient Liaison will meet with you at the hospital to assess your child’s needs and determine the plan for coming home. They will review all of the services we provide not only for nursing care but also for delivery of medical equipment and supplies, formulas, or infusion therapy and injectables. They will coordinate all of these services for you and for your family.
You will be assigned to a Nursing Supervisor, who will collaborate with the hospital staff, and with the physicians, to create a clinical plan of care which will be compliant with the physicians’ orders. Your Nursing Supervisor is a specially trained pediatric registered nurse, who will then manage and orient the pediatric nurses who will care for your child. This will include ensuring the nurses each achieve the highest clinical competencies necessary to provide the best care for your child. They will visit your home periodically to review nursing notes, to assess the clinical progress of your child, and to collaborate with other members of the clinical team.
Our NBN internal Staffing Supervisor will maintain the schedule for each nurse who has been identified as a compatible clinician to work in your home. They will speak with you weekly to assess that the patient’s needs are being met and that your family is happy. They will call you about scheduling changes and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
We have extensive experience working with types of diagnoses including but not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Werdnig-Hoffman Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Premature Babies
Respite Care Services can be arranged for parents who need to leave their children in the hands of paraprofessionals even for the shortest amount of time. We offer relief care for:
- Parents of children on apnea monitors
- Parents of chronically ill children
- Parents of children during high risk pregnancy
We Specialize In:
- Ventilator dependent children
- Children with metabolic disorders
- Neurologically impaired children
- Children with a cancer diagnosis
- Developmentally delayed children
- Children with feeding disorders